Layered Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Mix in a Jar

"This makes a lovely home made gift to give to friends and family."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 loaves




  • To prepare the layered mix:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stirring until well blended.
  • Place mixture into a 1 quart jar.
  • Pack down this layer.
  • Add the brown sugar to the jar, firmly packing down.
  • Layer the white sugar on top of the brown sugar, firmly packing.
  • Layer the pecans and then the dried cranberries into the jar.
  • Makes base for one recipe of Layered Pumpkin Cranberry Bread.
  • For gift giving, place cap on jar and attach a ribbon and card with the following instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease and flour two 7 x 4 inch loaf pans(or 4 small loaf pans).
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, oil and eggs, stirring until well blended and set aside.
  • Place contents of jar into a medium bowl and mix until well blended.
  • Add flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, stirring until well blended.
  • Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes (30 to 35 minutes for the small pans), or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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  1. Julie_Rushton
    I made this for my sisters and mom this christmas... they loved it and said it was very tasty! I added more spices to the flour mixture- instead of pumpkin pie spice I did 1/2to 1 tsp each of nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. (I like pumpkin things to be nice and spicy)
  2. annavanhalen
    I made this for my uncle for Christmas and he loved it and asked for the recipe.


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